Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
A written emergency preparedness plan
shall be developed, reviewed, and implemented when needed. The plan shall
address responses to natural disasters, as well as fire or other emergency
which disrupts the normal course of operations. The plan shall address
provisions for relocating residents and also address staff responsibilities
1. Alerting emergency personnel and
evacuation procedures including the evacuation of residents with special
3. Using, maintaining and
operating emergency equipment;
Accessing resident emergency medical information; and
5. Utilizing community support
B. All staff
shall participate in periodic emergency preparedness training.
C. Staff shall have documented knowledge of,
and be prepared to implement, the emergency preparedness plan in the event of
D. At least one
telephone shall be available in each area to which residents are admitted and
additional telephones or extensions as are necessary to ensure availability in
case of need.
E. In the event of a
disaster, fire, emergency or any other condition that may jeopardize the
health, safety and well-being of residents, the nursing facility shall notify
the OLC of the conditions and status of the residents and the physical plant as
soon as possible.
F. The nursing
facility shall have a policy on smoking.
Admin. Code §
Derived from Virginia
Register Volume 13, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register
Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007; Amended,
Register Volume 37, Issue 17, eff.
Statutory Authority: §§
32.1-127 of the Code